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March 25, 2009

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YSLGuy

What a gorgeous statue and little square.

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Isabel

Queen Astrid was swedish, but immensely more famous for being the Queen of the Belgians, King Leopold III's wife, very admired and loved by her people!
Her tragic death has still increased the myth...

Elfie

love it. I can't wait to come back to Paris to see a whole new Paris.........

jean

This is France and Belgium making it up after a war in the early 19th century, promising never to fight one another again.

It’s actually written on the bottom of the monument if you push aside the foliage.

Mike Drips

So what exactly does it say on the monument? I could make out Belgium (in French) and 1914-1918. Seems world war one related.

rIchard

hi mike,
I haven't been back to the monument since I photographed it , so I can't answer your question. Next time I see it, I will let you know.
Richard

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